Slide Join Utah Business and Utah's business community for our first-annual economic outlook event. With 300+ attendees, this economic summit is the perfect economic outlook event for Utah's business leaders. We can't wait to see you at the 2021 Economic Outlook summit! NOVEMBER 5 | THE GRAND AMERICA HOTEL


Join Utah Business and Utah's business community as we discuss the future of Utah in the first-annual Utah Business Economic Summit . This business summit promises to take a deep-dive into the discussions shaping our economy, including: How we can grow our business, invest in the next generation of startups, create an economic landscape that is more inclusive and welcoming to incoming populations and design our cities for the future.
This in-person economic outlook event will see 400+ attendees and featured speakers from the business, tech , entrepreneurial and city planning industries. The day will be filled with keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions and networking opportunities. We can't wait to see you at the economic summit event!

Join Utah Business and Utah's business community for our first-annual economic outlook event. With 300+ attendees, this economic summit is the perfect economic outlook event for Utah's business leaders. We can't wait to see you at the 2021 Economic Outlook summit!


LATE $175.00

The Grand America Hotel

555 S Main St, Salt Lake City

Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, just minutes from the Trax line, we can't wait to see you at The Grand America!



7:30 - 8:00 AMSummit Registration & Breakfast
Welcome & Morning Plenary Session: “Overview of Utah & The Future of Business” Elle Griffin, Derek Miller, and Mayor Erin Mendenhall
Morning Keynote: “Scaling Utah Business” Ryan Westwood
Living & Working in Utah Theresa Foxley, Elizabeth McMillan, Brandon Fugal, Thomas Wright, and Stephen James
Investing in Utah Companies Cydni Tetro, Curt Roberts, Tara Spalding, Ben Capell, Sid Krommenhoek, and Scott Paul
Future of Tech Nate Gardner, David Bywater, Trent Miskin, Joseph Woodbury, and Clint Reid
Global Supply Chain and The Impact On Local Businesses Stephen LeFevre, Charlie Freedman, Jack Hedge, Jason Fowler, and Troy Keller
12:15 PMLunch & Afternoon Plenary
Keynote: Bill Child Bill Child
Utah Business & Deseret News Legacy Awards
1:45 PMBreak
2:00 - 3:00 PMAfternoon Breakout Session One: Pick Your Course
3:00 - 4:00 PMAfternoon Breakout Session Two: Pick Your Course
Closing Social


Barrett Brandon Barrett Brandon
Barrett Brandon
Barrett Brandon CFO | Ventum
Barrett Brandon is the CFO of Ventum, a venture-backed and DTC focused performance Bicycle Company.
Rikki Hrenko-BrowningRikki Hrenko-Browning
Rikki Hrenko-Browning
Rikki Hrenko-BrowningPresident | Utah Petroleum Association
Rikki Hrenko-Browning is the President of the Utah Petroleum Association (UPA).
Tunisha BrownTunisha Brown
Tunisha Brown
Tunisha BrownFounder | IMPACT Magazine
As the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of IMPACT Magazine, Tunisha Brown believes magazines should get to the heart of a story; to understand and to communicate the root cause of a thing.
Blair BlackwellBlair Blackwell
Blair Blackwell
Blair BlackwellCorporate Affairs Manager | Chevron’s Salt Lake Refinery
Blair Blackwell is the Corporate Affairs Manager for Chevron’s Salt Lake Refinery, where she manages Chevron’s government relations, public affairs and community engagement in Utah.
David BywaterDavid Bywater
David Bywater
David BywaterCEO | Vivint Smart Home
Bywater joined Vivint Smart Home after serving as CEO of Vivint Solar for the previous five years, where he oversaw significant efficiency gains across the company and successfully lead to Vivint Solar being acquired by Sun Run in a deal worth $3.2B.
James CampbellJames Campbell
James Campbell
James Campbell Director, Innovation and Sustainability Policy | PacifiCorp/Berkshire Hathaway Energy
James Campbell is the director of innovation and sustainability policy at PacifiCorp/Berkshire Hathaway Energy.
Ben CapellBen Capell
Ben Capell
Ben CapellManaging Director | Peterson Ventures
Ben Capell has been with Peterson Ventures since inception, raising over $250 million in capital, and investing in over 80 companies in his 10 years of experience.
Dr. Don Capener Dr. Don Capener
Dr. Don Capener
Dr. Don Capener Associate Provost | UVU Woodbury School of Business
Dr. Don Capener is the Associate Provost in the UVU Woodbury School of Business and the Associate Provost of Economic & Community Development for Utah Valley University.
Neelam ChandNeelam Chand
Neelam Chand
Neelam ChandFounder & CEO | Shift SLC
Neelam Chand is the founder and CEO of Shift SLC, a diversity and inclusion consulting firm located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Bill ChildBill Child
Bill Child
Bill ChildChairman of the Board | RC Willey
Bill Child is the current chairman of the board for RC Willey, one of Utah's most well-known companies.
JD ConwayJD Conway
JD Conway
JD ConwayHead of Talent | BambooHR
JD Conway empowers executives and HR leaders to focus on the humanization of human capital by emphasizing the simple yet powerful principle of treating people like people.
Amy Osmond CookAmy Osmond Cook
Amy Osmond Cook
Amy Osmond CookChief Marketing Officer | Simplus
At Simplus, Amy Osmond Cook led the marketing efforts from Series A through acquisition, helping the company achieve a 3-year growth rate of 1,578 percent and acquire seven companies before being acquired by Infosys for $250M.
Chris Farnsworth Chris Farnsworth
Chris Farnsworth
Chris Farnsworth VP of Human Resources | dōTERRA International
Chris Farnsworth oversees the HR Department in service of dōTERRA’s 4,000+ global employees and partners with the CEO in driving the company’s Organizational and Talent Strategy.
Ted ForbesTed Forbes
Ted Forbes
Ted ForbesFounder | Divitius Partners
Ted Forbes is the founder of Divitius Partners, a boutique consulting outfit focused on Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, and developing business-oriented HR teams for start-ups and high growth companies.
Jason FowlerJason Fowler
Jason Fowler
Jason Fowler President & CEO | Air & Sea International
Air & Sea International offers domestic, international import/export, and customs house brokerage services to a wide variety of clients throughout the country.
Theresa FoxelyTheresa Foxely
Theresa Foxely
Theresa FoxelyPresident | EDC Utah
A Utah native, Theresa Foxley is passionate about promoting the Beehive State. She has served as EDCUtah’s President and CEO since 2017.
Charlie FreedmanCharlie Freedman
Charlie Freedman
Charlie FreedmanDeputy Corporate Counsel | Malouf Companies
Charlie Freedman is the Deputy General Counsel for the Malouf Companies. Charlie oversees the government relations teams and works with supply chain and global contracts.
Brandon Fugal Brandon Fugal
Brandon Fugal
Brandon Fugal Chairman | Colliers Utah
Brandon Fugal was recently named CCIM Utah Agent of the Year and 2021 Office Broker of the Year, for which he has been recognized for the majority of the past decade. During the past 12 months alone, Brandon leased over 1.6 million square feet.
Nate GardnerNate Gardner
Nate Gardner
Nate GardnerChief Customer Officer | MX
Nate Gardner is the chief customer officer at MX.
Jack HedgeJack Hedge
Jack Hedge
Jack HedgeExecutive Director | Utah Inland Port Authority
Jack Hedge is the executive director of the Utah Inland Port Authority. He assumed these responsibilities in June of 2019 to develop and build the nation’s leading sustainable intermodal logistics hub that will help prepare for, support and manage Utah’s continuing economic growth.
Roland HowardRoland Howard
Roland Howard
Roland HowardSustainable Energy Division Manager | Hunt Electric
Roland Howard is the sustainable energy division manager at Hunt Electric. He has worked in the energy management field for more than 16 years and has played a leadership role in the industry since his career began.
Dax JacobsonDax Jacobson
Dax Jacobson
Dax JacobsonInterim Dean and Associate Professor of Management | Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business at Westminster College
Dax Jacobson, PhD, is Interim Dean and Associate Professor of Management in the Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
James Jackson, III James Jackson, III
James Jackson, III
James Jackson, III Founder | Utah Black Chamber
James Jackson, III serves as the Supplier Diversity Program Manager as Zions Bancorporation, where he is responsible for building relationships with capable diverse suppliers who can provide goods and services across the enterprise.
Stephen JamesStephen James
Stephen James
Stephen JamesSVP of Planning & Community Design | Larry H. Miller Real Estate
Stephen James is the SVP of Planning & Community Development at Larry H. Miller Real Estate.
Scott JohnsonScott Johnson
Scott Johnson
Scott JohnsonFounder & CEO | Motivosity
Scott Johnson is recognized as a technology leader and entrepreneur who has spent his career focused on making people’s time at work count for something more.
Ryan JonesRyan Jones
Ryan Jones
Ryan JonesEVP & Chief Lending Officer | Altabank
Ryan Jones is the EVP and chief lending officer of Altabank.
Sid KrommenhoekSid Krommenhoek
Sid Krommenhoek
Sid KrommenhoekFounder & General Partner | Album VC
Sid Krommenhoek is the founder and general partner at Album VC, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on software startups.
Stephen LeFevreStephen LeFevre
Stephen LeFevre
Stephen LeFevreDirector for Strategic & Foreign Affairs | WTC Utah
Stephen LeFevre is the director for strategic and foreign affairs at World Trade Center Utah.
Nadia LeteyNadia Letey
Nadia Letey
Nadia LeteySenior Vice President | CBRE
Nadia Letey joined CBRE in 2007 after a 10-year career in the food industry where she managed field marketing teams and executed localized campaigns across the country.
Sam MaloufSam Malouf
Sam Malouf
Sam MaloufCo-founder & CEO | Malouf
Sam Malouf is the co-founder and CEO at Malouf Companies™ and the president of the Malouf Foundation.
Boyd MathesonBoyd Matheson
Boyd Matheson
Boyd MathesonHost | KSL's InsideSources

Boyd Matheson is the host of KSL NewsRadio’s Inside Sources. His ability to divide rage from reason while elevating critical conversations helps his listeners understand the essence of important issues impacting the community and the country.
Frank MaylettFrank Maylett
Frank Maylett
Frank MaylettChief Revenue Office | Instructure
Frank Maylett is responsible for unified sales and marketing culture at Instructure. He oversees budget development, streamlines marketing programs, and maximizes potential sales volume across all regions.
Mike McBrideMike McBride
Mike McBride
Mike McBrideSr. Vice President – Environmental Solutions | Savage
Mike McBride joined Savage in 2005 and is currently the SVP of environmental solutions.
Elizabeth McMillanElizabeth McMillan
Elizabeth McMillan
Elizabeth McMillanDirector of Communications | UDOT
Elizabeth McMillan is the director of communications for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). She has worked in the transportation industry for 13 years, with experience in positions ranging from public involvement to policy and legislation.
Erin Mendenhall Erin Mendenhall
Erin Mendenhall
Erin Mendenhall Mayor | Salt Lake City
Erin Mendenhall was sworn in as the 36th Mayor of Salt Lake City on January 6, 2020. Prior to being elected Mayor, Erin represented District 5 on the City Council for six years, including one year as its chair.
Derek MillerDerek Miller
Derek Miller
Derek MillerPresident & CEO | Salt Lake Chamber
Derek Miller is the president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. The Chamber is the state's oldest business association that ``stands as the voice of business.``
Trent MiskinTrent Miskin
Trent Miskin
Trent MiskinCGO & Founder | Lendio
Trent Miskin’s knack for taking complex business problems and creating elegant technology solutions for small business owners positively impacts Lendio every day.
Dave MittonDave Mitton
Dave Mitton
Dave MittonPresenter | Legally Mine
Dave Mitton has developed over 200 Million in real estate projects over a 25-year span dealing with bank financing, entitlement work and construction.
Brad Mortensen Brad Mortensen
Brad Mortensen
Brad Mortensen President | Weber State University
Dr. Brad L. Mortensen became the 13th president of Weber State University on January 1, 2019, with a call to action for the Weber State family to “Become louder and prouder about Weber State University.”
Shawn Newell Shawn Newell
Shawn Newell
Shawn Newell VP Of Business Development | Visible Supply Chain Management
Shawn is the VP of Business Development at Industrial Supply Company where he has worked for the past 35 years. He serves as a community integrator working as the VP of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP, a former Commissioner on the Governor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Commission, and more.
Brandon NewmanBrandon Newman
Brandon Newman
Brandon NewmanCEO & Co- Founder | Xevant
Brandon Newman has a dynamic, 30-year leadership career spearheading several health technology businesses with an emphasis on growth, revenue, and operational excellence.
Beau OylerBeau Oyler
Beau Oyler
Beau OylerCEO | Enlisted Design
Beau Oyler is currently CEO of Enlisted Design, and Chief Design Officer of Pattern, where he works at the intersection of business, data, and design to create next-level consumer product experiences for the world’s most sought after brands.
Scott PaulScott Paul
Scott Paul
Scott PaulAngel Investor
Scott Paul is the founder of ArmorActive, Instafluence, and Wooly, and an angel investor with investments in Gabb Wireless, Neighbor, Volley, and JUMP.
Nathan B. PaddockNathan B. Paddock
Nathan B. Paddock
Nathan B. PaddockDirector of Business Development | Wells Fargo
Nathan Paddock is the director of business development for Wells Fargo Utah.
Clint ReidClint Reid
Clint Reid
Clint ReidCEO & Founder | Zonos
Clint Reid is the CEO and Founder of Zonos, a St. George based SaaS company on a mission to create trust in global trade.
Curt Roberts Curt Roberts
Curt Roberts
Curt Roberts Partner | Kickstart
Curt Roberts is a consultant-turned-CEO-turned-Nike exec. This wealth of experience allows him to be a tremendous resource to our portfolio in the areas of executive leadership, strategy, and executive coaching.
Katelin RobertsKatelin Roberts
Katelin Roberts
Katelin RobertsExecutive Director | BioHive
Katelin Roberts is executive director of BioHive, a thriving collective of more than 1,100 companies representing the life sciences and healthcare innovation ecosystem of Utah’s economy.
Tara Spalding Tara Spalding
Tara Spalding
Tara Spalding Managing Director | BoomStartup Accelerator
Tara Spalding is managing director of BoomStartup Accelerator. BoomStartup is an accelerator and mentorship-driven angel-stage investment program for startups.
Aaron StarksAaron Starks
Aaron Starks
Aaron StarksVP of Growth Services | World Trade Center Utah
Aaron Starks is the VP of Growth Services at World Trade Center Utah.
Richie StaplerRichie Stapler
Richie Stapler
Richie StaplerCo-Founder | Pura
Richie Stapler is the Co-Founder of Pura. They have built the world’s first app-enabled smart fragrance diffuser, in addition to their partner brand marketplace with the best brands that people know and trust.
Cameron SmithCameron Smith
Cameron Smith
Cameron SmithPresident & Co-Founder | Kodiak Cakes
As president and co-founder at Kodiak Cakes, Cameron Smith has proven himself to be a disruptor in the food industry.
Juliette TennertJuliette Tennert
Juliette Tennert
Juliette TennertChief Economist | Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
Juliette Tennert is the chief economist at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, specializing in Utah’s economy, economic forecasting and modeling, fiscal policy analysis, and economic impact studies.
Cydni Tetro Cydni Tetro
Cydni Tetro
Cydni Tetro CEO | Brandless
Cydni Tetro is an accomplished M&A dealmaker, customer experience innovator, growth leader, technologist, STEM advocate, author and speaker.
Nikki WalkerNikki Walker
Nikki Walker
Nikki WalkerDirector of Brand Experience/Community Engagement | Domo
Nikki Walker is a consummate public relations professional with cross category experiences in the fields of beauty, fashion, celebrity, and lifestyle.
Ryan WestwoodRyan Westwood
Ryan Westwood
Ryan WestwoodCo-founder | Simplus
Ryan Westwood is an entrepreneur who puts vision, culture, diversity, and inclusion at the forefront of his business endeavors
Thomas WrightThomas Wright
Thomas Wright
Thomas Wright President/Principal Broker | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty
Thomas Wright owns and is the president and principal broker Summit Sotheby’s International Realty. Since stepping in as the managing partner in 2008, the company has become the top brokerage in the Park City resort community and the leading brokerage in Utah.
Joseph WoodburyJoseph Woodbury
Joseph Woodbury
Joseph WoodburyCEO & Founder |
Joseph Woodbury is the founder and CEO of, a marketplace disrupting the $40 Billion self-storage industry.
Jonathon C. WoodJonathon C. Wood
Jonathon C. Wood
Jonathon C. WoodManaging Director | BYU Whitmore Global Business Center
Jonathon C. Wood is the managing director of the BYU Whitmore Global Business Center.


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Join Utah Business and Utah's business community for our first-annual economic outlook event. With 300+ attendees, this economic summit is the perfect economic outlook event for Utah's business leaders. We can't wait to see you at the 2021 Economic Outlook summit!